The series follows Nicholas, a gay antipodean entomologist played by Josh Thomas, and his two half-sisters, one of whom is on the autism spectrum, as they cope with the death of their father. Faison plays Alex, a dental student, who begins dating Nicholas at the beginning of the series.
For Faison, a gay actor of color, it’s the first time he has seen himself represented on television. “I’m so excited about this role because this character, it reminds me so much of me.”
The Koalition spoke to Faison about his groundbreaking role, how playing Alex helped him deal with cancer and more.
Everything’s Gonna Be Okay airs Thursdays on Freeform at 8:30p/7:30c.
Check out our interview below.